Happy Halloween, Kai-lan!: A Lift-the-Flap Story
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Happy Halloween, Kai-lan!: A Lift-the-Flap Story

by Natalie Shaw, Kellee Riley
     
 

Kai-lan can't wait to go trick-or-treating with her friends. But when Rintoo sprains his ankle, it looks like the holiday is ruined—unless Kai-lan can think of a way to save the day. Lift the flaps to see everyone's Halloween costume!

Overview

Kai-lan can't wait to go trick-or-treating with her friends. But when Rintoo sprains his ankle, it looks like the holiday is ruined—unless Kai-lan can think of a way to save the day. Lift the flaps to see everyone's Halloween costume!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michael Jung
It is Halloween, and Chinese-American preschooler Kai-lan is excited about going trick-or-treating with her YeYe (grandfather) and animal friends Rintoo, Hoho, and Tolee. As readers lift the flaps on each page, they see each character's costume, from Kai-lan's dinosaur outfit to Rintoo's dragon costume to Tolee's panda suit. Everyone seems ready for a fun night—until Rintoo trips over a rock and hurts his ankle! To help their friend, Kai-lan and her friends put wheels on Rintoo's bed and roll him to each house, collecting tang (candy). But as they head for a Halloween party, one of the wheels breaks! Can Kai-lan and her friends find another way to help Rintoo and give him a happy Halloween? Adapted from the animated cartoon Ni hao Kai-lan, which teaches its audience basic Mandarin Chinese words and phrases, this picture book also teaches readers Chinese by punctuating its text with common expressions such as ni hao (hello/how are you), xie xie (thank you), and zai jian (goodbye). To help readers practice their new vocabulary, the book provides a written list of each word's English translation, Chinese characters, and phonetic pronunciation. While helpful, the written pronunciation does not always mirror the actual pronunciation (especially since the Chinese can pronounce the same words and phrases in different ways depending on dialect and social situation), so readers will find it helpful to see the episode the book was based on ("Ni Hao, Halloween" from Season 1, Episode 12 of Ni Hao, Kai-lan) to hear the words. Reviewer: Michael Jung, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442401785
Publisher:
Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Series:
Ni Hao, Kai-lan Series
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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